Oh my god! This must be one of those Lovelockian Horrors.
Writing in the British newspaper The Independent in January 2006, Lovelock argued that, as a result of global warming, "billions of us will die and the few breeding pairs of people that survive will be in the Arctic where the climate remains tolerable" by the end of the 21st century. He has been quoted in The Guardian that 80% of humans will perish by 2100 AD, and this climate change will last 100,000 years. According to James Lovelock, by 2040, the world population of more than six billion will have been culled by floods, drought and famine. Indeed "[t]he people of Southern Europe, as well as South-East Asia, will be fighting their way into countries such as Canada, Australia and Britain".
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Lovelock refined his style of predictions into his own mythos that involved a set of natural, pre-human, and climatic elements.
Themes of Lovelockian horrors
* Anti-anthropocentrism, misanthropy in general. Lovelock's works tend not to focus on characterization of humans, in line with his view of humanity's insignificant place in the universe, and the general Modernist trend of literature at the time of his writings.
* Preoccupation with scientific explanations. The scientific features of Lovelockian predictions tend to involve transparent substances, such as carbon-dioxide, as opposed to standard modern tropes such as money, sex, or celebrities.
* Antiquarian writing style. Even when dealing with latest propaganda, Lovelock tended to use anachronisms as well as old-fashioned words when dealing with such things. For example, he used the term "Global Warming" rather than the modern word, "Climate Change" and often spelled "may" as "will" and "potential" as "imminent"
* Detachment. Lovelockian supporters (both in original writings and in more modern followers) tend to be isolated individuals, usually with an academic or scholarly bent.
* Helplessness and hopelessness. Although Lovelockian supporters may occasionally deal a "setback" to malignant political forces, their victories are temporary, and they usually pay a price for it. Otherwise, supporters often find themselves completely unable to simply run away, instead driven by some other force to their desperate end.
* Unanswered questions. Characters in Lovelockian camp rarely if ever fully understand what is happening to them, and often go insane if they try.
* Sanity's fragility and vulnerability. Characters in many of Lovelockian camp are unable to mentally cope with the extraordinary and almost unreasonable truths they learn or hear. The strain of trying to cope, as Lovelock often illustrates, is too impossible to bear and insanity takes hold.